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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 5,158) 28th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

Colchester Colchester United vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Nelson earns Pools a point

Colchester denied by second-half equaliser

Last Updated: 28/02/09 6:33pm

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Nelson: Headed equaliser

Nelson: Headed equaliser

Michael Nelson's fourth goal of the season denied Colchester victory as Hartlepool fought back to secure a 1-1 draw.

Defender Nelson rose to head in Gary Liddle's corner at the near post with 20 minutes to go to secure a point for Chris Turner's side.

Colchester goalkeeper Jimmy Walker denied Sam Collins early on and Anthony Wordsworth's brave challenge foiled Ritchie Jones' goalbound shot.

The Us responded through Mark Yeates' speculative 30-yard effort which forced Pools goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett to tip over the bar.

However, a minute before half-time, Scott Vernon controlled well and fired Colchester ahead from close range after Wordsworth had flicked on Marc Tierney's pass.

Nelson then levelled things up for Pools and although Lee-Barrett made a good stop to deny substitute Steven Gillespie late on, Colchester were forced to settle for a draw.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Peterborough United 5 12
2 Fleetwood Town 5 11
3 Milton Keynes Dons 5 10
4 Bradford City 5 10
5 Chesterfield 5 10
6 Preston North End 5 9
7 Barnsley 5 8
8 Swindon Town 5 8
9 Bristol City 4 8
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Doncaster Rovers 5 7
12 Sheffield United 5 7
13 Gillingham 5 7
14 Leyton Orient 5 6
15 Coventry City 5 6
16 Crawley Town 5 6
17 Oldham Athletic 5 5
18 Port Vale 5 5
19 Yeovil Town 5 5
20 Rochdale 5 4
21 Scunthorpe United 5 4
22 Walsall 5 3
23 Colchester United 5 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 5 0

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